Language, regional and character encoding settings: $wgForceUIMsgAsContentMsg
Array of UI messages that should be treated as content messages.
Introduced in version:1.4.0
Removed in version:still in use
Allowed values:(array of strings)
Default value:[]

List of system messages that should be displayed in user's interface language, even if they would ordinarily be displayed in site's content language.



When translating messages with wfMsg()[1], it is not always clear what should be considered UI messages and what should be content messages.

For example, for regular Wikipedia sites like, there should be only one 'mainpage'; therefore when getting the link of 'mainpage', treat it as content of the site and call wfMsgForContent()[1] while, for rendering the text of the link, call wfMsg(). The code in default behaves this way. However, multilingual sites like Commons do offer different versions of 'mainpage' and the like for different languages. This array provides a way to override the default behavior. For example, to allow language specific mainpage and community portal, set

$wgForceUIMsgAsContentMsg = ['mainpage', 'portal-url'];


  1. 1.0 1.1 Functions 'wfMsg()' and 'wfMsgForContent()' are currently deprecated. See replacement rules.